Retrieve is a prescription-only cream containing a type of Vitamin A called Tretinoin.
Retrieve works in three ways to regenerate photodamaged skin. Doctors prescribe Retrieve to treat dry, sun damaged skin and related conditions referred to as photodamage. Retrieve works by:
- Smoothing and regenerating skin
- Lightening mottled hyperpigmentation
- Reducing wrinkles associated with sun damage
Tretinion was introduced over 30 years ago and its use includes the treatment of photoaging and hyperpigmentation. Tretinion also helps slough away dead skin cells. Allowing new cells to rise to the surface more efficiently, thus stimulation collagen production and help reverse the signs of sun damage. Although tretinion will not reverse the effects of normal chronological aging, it can help reverse the effects of photoaging.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you. Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This is a private script, and it is not eligible for government PBS subsidy. The cost of this may be claimed from private health insurance providers depending on the level of cover.
Apply to the affected area(s) ONCE daily before going to bed.
Tretinoin 0.5 mg/g
Can include redness, skin peeling, slight stinging, feeling of warmth on the skin
The dose provided is from theconsumer medicines information leaflet.
Always follow the doctors direction when using prescription medication.
0.0005, 50g cream
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Standard Australian Post (5-7 business days)
Express Australian Post (1-3 business days)
Cold Chain (5-7 business days)
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they continue to worry you:
- redness of skin• feeling of warmth on skin
- peeling of skin
- slight stinging
- darkening or lightening of the treated areas
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following as you may need urgent medical care:
- excessive irritation• severe burning
- the skin becomes very sensitive to light
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you get without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop, cosmetics or any other skin preparations.
Do not take if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed
- cetyl alcohol
- isopropyl palmitate
- glyceryl stearate
- sorbitan monostearate
- disodium edetate
- tocopheryl acetate
Do not use if allergic to any medicine containing tretinoin, isotretinoin or vitamin A.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
- shortness of breath
- wheezing or difficulty in breathing
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
- rash, itching or hives on the skin
- Sunlight/Solarium - avoid exposure of the treated area to excessive sunlight or overuse of a sunlamp because your skin may be more prone to sunburn whilst usingRetrieve. When exposed to sunlight use at least a 30+ SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen and wear protective clothing over the treated areas.
- **Strong Wind/Dry Air** - These may cause skin discomfort. Apply moisturiser or emollient if this occurs. Check with your doctor or pharmacist about suitable wind protection if you notice any unusual rash or redness.
- Cosmetics - Check with your doctor or pharmacist which cosmetics, perfumed toiletries or astringents (e.g. aftershave, skin toner), especially those containing high concentration of alcohol, spices, lime, menthol. Wash any cosmetics off any affected areas before you apply Retrieve.
- Washing your face - Avoid using harsh soaps or exfoliants. Use a mild bland soap, or any suitable soap free cleansers. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if your skin preparations contain peeling agents (e.g. resorcinol, sulphur, salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide).
Do not take this medicine by mouth.